# Hard integral from easy function

• Jan 21st 2010, 03:36 PM
fliker
Hard integral from easy function
Hi!

I want to calculate the integral from x^x dx or x^(1/x) dx, but I don't know how I can start it. I would appreciate for any help or maybe if someone have a book with solved integrals like this two, then he could give a title or link to this. ;)
• Jan 21st 2010, 03:39 PM
Drexel28
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Originally Posted by fliker
Hi!

I want to calculate the integral from x^x dx or x^(1/x) dx, but I don't know how I can start it. I would appreciate for any help or maybe if someone have a book with solved integrals like this two, then he could give a title or link to this. ;)

You can do $\int_0^1 x^x\text{ }dx$ but there is no anti-derivative.
• Jan 21st 2010, 03:49 PM
fliker
How calculate definite?
• Jan 21st 2010, 03:59 PM
Drexel28
Quote:

Originally Posted by fliker
How calculate definite?

$\int_0^1 x^x\text{ }dx=\int_0^1 e^{x\ln(x)}\text{ }dx=\int_0^1\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^n\ln^n(x)}{ n!}$ $=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\int_0^1 \frac{x^n\ln^n(x)}{n!}=...$ etc.